Interesting: Berman Wants State Department, Sherman Wants Foreign Affairs C’ttee

After a bitter fight, Rep. Brad Sherman bested fellow Democratic Rep. Howard Berman Tuesday for the House seat in California’s 30th Congressional District. Rep. Howard Berman, who has been chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is among those now mentioned as a possible replacement for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton when she departs next year, according to the LA Times.

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is the most often mentioned candidate for the job, but Kerry’s departure could risk loss of a Democratic Senate seat to Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who was beaten this week by Elizabeth Warren and would be a strong candidate for a new opening.

On the other hand, Rep. Brad Sherman is among the Democratic members who are now seeking to replace Berman as chairman and ranking member of the House foreign Affairs committee, The Hill reports.

 

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